Archive through September 08, 2012

Janny Wurts Chat Area: Book Nook: Archive through September 08, 2012
   By Hunter on Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 05:53 pm: Edit Post

There is also a Kindle app for iPhones and all three (Kindle, PC app and iPhone) are kept in sync via the network connection back to your Amazon account. all works pretty well.

As Trys notes, the pictures don't always translate properly. On the plus side, you can go to the Gutenberg Project and download classic books in either PDF or MOBI format (Kindle's native format) and download these to your Kindle from your PC/Mac.

I'm very happy with my Kindle.

   By Konran on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 08:42 pm: Edit Post

Hey fellow bibliophiles, just thought I'd drop in to let you all know that Stephen R. Donaldson's next Thomas Covenant book is out! I won a copy through LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program and I'm most of the way through -- it's very good. So if you need a little something to chew through while waiting for Initiate's Trial...

   By Neil on Friday, December 24, 2010 - 07:04 am: Edit Post

I have just read my first ebook on the iphone4 "we need to talk about kevin"...and can recommend this book. Grim but fairly gripping...nothing like WoLaS though and probably not for those without children yet ;-)

I saw Jean Auel's 6th earth's children book is due out next March 2011.

   By Janny Wurts on Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 04:04 pm: Edit Post

For any readers who like Gail Martin, (who kindly posted a splended interview on her venue, Ghost in the Machine) - she has a new release out from Orbit Books titled The Dread, and has asked to spread the word.

Excerpt here, feel free to give it a whirl:

Free excerpt (one of four) from new epic fantasy The Dread by @GailZMartin and #Orbit Books:

   By Janny Wurts on Monday, March 19, 2012 - 02:26 pm: Edit Post

Attention, readers who love Julie Czerneda, Juliet McKenna, Lynn Flewelling -- and who like Todd Lockwood's art - there is a new shared world anthology proposal (FILLED chock full of magic) posted on Kickstarter - check it out. d-world-mosaic-a

   By Janny Wurts on Sunday, May 13, 2012 - 11:07 am: Edit Post

I just finished Vernor Vinge's A Fire Upon the Deep, which blew me away...this book was published in the EARLY NINETIES??? The ideas - so frighteningly relevant, today. This man was a visionary, way WAY ahead of most.

I see why this title has earned so much acclaim. Shame it took me so long to read it, it's been on the shelf, here, for Ages.

   By Janny Wurts on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 11:19 am: Edit Post

For Guy Kay enthusiasts, Guy forwarded me this link this morning about various versions of the cover art for The Summer Tree. l

   By Beldarius on Thursday, September 06, 2012 - 11:51 am: Edit Post

These books are actually rather old, but I never get tired of reading and recommending them.

Lloyd Alexander's Chronicles of Prydain series - it's just a very refreshing and unique read for childrens' fantasy, and a must-read for anyone interested in Celtic mythology (another mythology-based series I love is Susan Cooper's Dark is Rising sequence, and the two series are about as old to top it all off).

...I wish I could get permission to translate Finnish fantasy books into English. Anu Holopainen is a very good author and I bet her books would be appreciated abroad, too. Especially this time travel trilogy taking place in Atlantis.

   By Janny Wurts on Saturday, September 08, 2012 - 11:41 am: Edit Post

I definitely enjoyed Lloyed Alexander's works when I was young.

My next, long anticipated read is Jennifer Roberson's finish to her Karavans series, The Wild Road.

   By Beldarius on Saturday, September 08, 2012 - 04:16 pm: Edit Post

Another author I could recommend - especially for people who want easy, fun reading and loads of dry, witty humor - would be David Eddings.

He was the man who started me on the path of fantasy literature when I was 12. It took me 11 years to collect all of his fantasy books (I have all 24 in Finnish, and 10 in English). Even though he recycles his characters and plot elements, I never get bored with his work (except The Dreamers which is sort of lackluster) and could read the books again and again.

I also respect him for his decision to not have his books filmed. I think he even mentioned somewhere he hated the idea and that "kids these days need to read more, not watch more TV".